It’s been a long time since I wrote a post about stuff I’m excited about or all things in my life for which I grateful. I’ve been in a funk and have a wicked head cold, so I thought this would be a good time to do so. And I’m hoping that it’ll cheer me up.
Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams: This book is the third in the author’s Schuyler sisters’ trilogy. This novel focuses on Pepper, who’s pregnant with the baby of her married lover (who sounds a lot like Robert Kennedy). Although Pepper is as interesting and funny as ever, Annabelle Dommerich is the character who really intrigued me. Anabelle’s story unfolds during pre-World War II Europe. Annabelle falls in love with a German Jew, but ends up married to a Nazi general. What? The story is astonishing, heartbreaking, and riveting. When Pepper meets her in 1966, Annabelle is a widow, but the reader doesn’t know which man she’s mourning.
The Science of Parenthood by Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler. Last week I attended a book signing that Leslie Marinelli hosted for one of the authors of this book. I had a really good time and Norine is delightful. I also got to meet some bloggers who live in the area and that’s always good. This book offers “thoroughly unscientific explanations for utterly baffling parenting situations.” I’m really enjoying it. It’s an easy read and I should be done, but my daughter keeps stealing it so she can read it. It’s that funny!
Aud and I love to watch Dancing with the Stars together and I smiled through-out this number. Start at 2:30.
I love Reece Witherspoon. Walk The Line and Sweet Home Alabama are two of my all-time favorite movies. And I love that she’s a book nerd. This year Reese was named Glamour’s Woman of the Year. The speech she gave is pretty damn great. I wish I could find a video of it, but you can read the text on Glamour.com
The holidays. No explanation needed. And I love to watch Christmas movies with the kids. Check out ABC Family’s schedule for this season.
To see these movies:
Christmas with the Coopers
And yes, Star Wars. I didn’t see Episodes 1-3, but if Han Solo’s along for the ride, so am I.
I’ll be seeing three Nutcrackers this year. Audrey is performing in two shows, as one of the party children. We also have our annual tradition of seeing the show together. My friend’s daughter was cast as Clara for in her dance company’s production (which is almost as impressive with the Atlanta ballet’s at The Fox Theater). Can’t wait to see Lily shine.
Audrey as the Mouse King, two years ago.
Adele’s new album.
But who isn’t, right?
Next summer’s road trip.
I’ve planned our route and made some reservations! Now I need to make some money…
I’m grateful for:
My family – always.
My friends – thank you again for the support.
The Sun. It’s finally shining in Georgia again. It’s been raining for three weeks, and fall’s splendor has been missed. Yesterday I was finally able to get my bulbs in the ground!
That cross country season is over. Probably shouldn’t admit that publically, but I am. The hours and the driving were getting to me, and I’m thrilled to have my Saturday’s back. Hunter worked his tail off and had a good season (personal best – 3 miles in 19:32) . I’m sure he’s ready for a rest.